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Home NaCCA Trains Publishers and Book Assessors on the Standards-Based Curriculum in Kumasi and Accra

The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) organised capacity-building workshops for publishers and book assessors. The training programmes were held in Kumasi and Accra respectively.

The training programme was to equip publishers with the requisite knowledge, skills, and competencies for developing   instructional resources that meet the demands of the Standards-Based Curriculum. This is also in line with institutional measures in enhancing book assessors’ capacity to assess instructional materials; and ensure it aligns with the Curriculum and other technical assessment specifications.

The ultimate aim is to help improve learning outcomes at the pre-tertiary level. The Golden Bean Hotel hosted the training for the Kumasi edition from 20th to 25th February, 2023.  The British Council was the venue for the Accra edition from 27th February to 4th March, 2023. The training programme was led by the Instructional Resources Directorate of NaCCA, with support from the British Council and other international facilitators.

Publishers were taken through the various aspects of the Standards-Based Curriculum (SBC). It also included technical presentations on translating the curriculum into developing instructional materials to support learning and teaching. In addition, publishers were exposed to the online system developed by NaCCA to streamline instructional materials assessment processes.

For the book assessors’ training, the areas covered include: understanding the Curriculum; translating the Curriculum into textbooks; assessment criteria; NaCCA’s online assessment portal; and the skills builder framework (that is used in assessing core skills, competencies, subject-specific practices, values, and attitudes). With the publishers and assessors skills enhanced, NaCCA is confident of compliant instructional materials that conform to the Standards-Based Curriculum.